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The last 20 posts from the AndroidForMobile Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 16, 2018
“In India, citizens actively seem to be privileging breadth of information over depth…Indians at this moment are not themselves articulating any kind of anxiety about dealing with the flood of information in their phones.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 16, 2018
Plus: WhatsApp pays for misinformation research and a look at fake midterm-related accounts (“heavy on memes, light on language”).
Francesco Marconi and Till Daldrup    Nov. 15, 2018
“We have seen this rapid rise in deep learning technology and the question is: Is that going to keep going, or is it plateauing? What’s going to happen next?”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 14, 2018
People are still much more likely to use smart speakers for music and weather than news. But that could change as news organizations design news briefings specifically for the speakers.
Ken Doctor    Nov. 14, 2018
Ad-free, member-funded, and Dutch: The team behind the breakout success De Correspondent is translating its ideas into English (and Judd Apatow is on board).
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 14, 2018
“Whenever you have an individual interaction, a lot of the bluster, a lot of the generalizations, a lot of the group identifications fall away,” one participant in Pennsylvania said.
Joshua Benton    Nov. 13, 2018
New York magazine and Quartz both now want readers to pay up. How deep into their pockets will even dedicated news consumers go for a second (or third or fourth) read?
Nicholas Quah    Nov. 13, 2018
Plus: SNL pokes fun, Conan O’Brien tackles a new medium, and why we need more podcast transcripts.
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 9, 2018
“Ultimately, this digitalization will equip Times journalists with useful tools to make it easier to tell even more visual stories.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 9, 2018
Plus: How “junk news” differs from “fake news,” and LinkedIn gets less boring (but not in a good way).
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 8, 2018
“You feel all this knowledge would be useful for something, for trying to change something.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 8, 2018
“News avoidance appeared to be a strategic choice to conserve both emotional energy and time, in order to better fulfill demanding responsibilities, especially caretaking.””
Joshua Benton    Nov. 7, 2018
To save money on newsprint and late press runs, Gannett told its newspapers not to bother printing results and to direct the curious online. Here’s how that played out.
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 7, 2018
6AM runs six sites in four states across the Southeast, in areas “where they are not big enough to have multiple daily papers, yet they are big enough to have a huge life force and a huge heart.”
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 7, 2018
When a one-hour outage on the platform can result in a 20 percent net hike in traffic to publishers’ websites, YouTube’s got a special share of the attention economy.